Fire Ban May 3, 2016

Following the provincial Fire Order of May 3, and recognizing an increase in hot and windy weather, Brazeau County and the Town of Drayton Valley are initiating a Total Fire Ban for the whole region, effective May 3, 2016.
A Total Fire Ban occurs when the fire hazard in the area is very high to extreme. Large erratic behaving fires can start quickly and spread extremely fast through dry grass or slash. This type of fire could escalate with any type of wind. No outdoor burning is to take place during a total fire ban.

On May 6, Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee has announced a province-wide ban on the recreational use of off-highway vehicles due to their fire risk, effective immediately.

Larivee said the ban applies only to recreational use on public land and provincial parks, including designated off-highway vehicle trails.

The ban will not apply to agricultural, commercial or industrial use. Nor will it apply to Indigenous people using off-highway vehicles for farming, business operations or traditional use.